Selling at PulpFest 2020

Jan 13, 2020 by

If your specialty is pulp magazines, genre fiction, vintage paperbacks, first edition hardcovers, original art, series books, dime novels, men’s adventure, true crime, digest, or slick magazines, Big Little Books, B-movies, serials and related collectibles, old-time-radio shows, or Golden, Silver, or Bronze Age comic books, then PulpFest is for you.

The people who attend PulpFest are pop culture enthusiasts and lovers of genre fiction and art. So it’s a great place to sell science fiction, mystery and detective fiction, adventure or western fiction, original artwork, and more. And it doesn’t have to be old! Publishers such as Adventures in BronzeAge of Aces, and Murania Press do well selling their pulp reprints and related materials. So do resellers such as Mike Chomko, Books and Martin Grams. Authors and new pulp publishers such as William Patrick MaynardFlinch Books, and Meteor House have likewise found PulpFest to be a great event for selling today’s genre fiction.

The exhibition hall at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry will enable PulpFest 2020 to have over 100 six-foot tables in its dealers’ room. Wall tables — which are limited — will cost $100 and island tables will be $90. All dealers and their helpers will also be required to purchase full weekend memberships. Advance memberships cost $35 – 40. You can click here to download the convention’s 2020 registration form. For additional information about registration, please click the “register” button below the PulpFest banner at the top of our home page.

To book a room at the DoubleTree by Hilton, please click the button that reads “Book a Room.” It’s just below the PulpFest banner at the top of the convention’s home page. Two complimentary breakfast coupons are included in our hotel’s nightly rate as well as free wifi. Parking is free. Rest assured, PulpFest is very appreciative of all the dealers who help to reduce the convention’s substantial costs by staying at the DoubleTree and supporting our host hotel.

Our dealers’ room will be open at 10 AM on Friday and Saturday, August 7 – 8, and remain open until 4:45 PM. It will also be open on Sunday, August 9, from 9 AM until 2 PM. And don’t forget about our early-bird shopping hours on Thursday evening, August 6, from 3 to 7:30 PM. Dedicated fans of popular culture will be there to enjoy more than four hours of shopping.

The convention will be promoted through Internet advertising and post-card giveaways at book and comic shops, collectibles and pop culture events, and other venues. PulpFest will also be advertising in ALTER EGOPAPERBACK PARADE, and other periodicals.

Later this year, we’ll be writing about all of the dealers who will be selling at PulpFest 2020. Our marketing and programming director, Mike Chomko, will be putting these posts together and releasing them through our home page and social media sites.

So what are you waiting for? Start planning now to attend PulpFest 2020 as a dealer and sell to hundreds of readers and collectors at the pop-culture center of the universe!

We look forward to seeing you from August 6 – 9 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry, just nineteen miles north of Pittsburgh in Mars, Pennsylvania. Please join us at PulpFest 2020 — “Summer’s AMAZING Pulp Con” — where your sales will simply be FANTASTIC!

(If you have a display rack and a nice run of pulps for sale, why not create a modern day newsstand such as the one pictured in our post? It’s a photograph of a newsstand from late May 1942, located in Southington, Connecticut. Featured are pulp magazines, comic books, and other publications largely dated June and July 1942.

The original black and white photograph was taken by Fenno Jacobs of the Office of War Information and posted to shorpy.com — the American Historical Photo archive — by Dave, the webmaster and co-owner of Shorpy, Inc. — on December 10, 2013. The image was later colorized by Avi A. Katz and posted to his blog, “Colorizing History,” on October 19, 2014. It is used here with permission.

At this year’s PulpFest, we’ll be celebrating the centennial of author Ray Bradbury’s birth; the 100th anniversary of BLACK MASK — the pulp where the hardboiled detective story took root; and the 120th anniversary of the birth of WEIRD TALES artist Margaret Brundage. “Bradbury, BLACK MASK, and Brundage” have inspired and continue to inspire creators the world over.

And if three “B’s” aren’t enough for you, how about Burroughs, Brackett, Baum, a couple of “B” movies, plus our special guest: the “B”eautiful Eva Lynd?

Eva was a top model for artists Norm Eastman and Al Rossi, and a frequent collaborator with Doc Savage model Steve Holland.

For more information on selling at PulpFest, please contact Jack Cullers at jack@pulpfest.com or by regular mail at 1272 Cheatham Way, Bellbrook, OH 45305.)

Thanks for Making PulpFest 2019 a Great Success!

Aug 26, 2019 by

Thanks to everyone who made PulpFest 2019 a resounding success. The PulpFest organizing committee is extremely pleased with the tremendous support that we received from everyone.

First, we want to thank our regular dealers who have been backing us since we mounted the first PulpFest in 2009. We are also happy about the dealers who were attending the convention for the first time or who were returning after being away for a few years. We hope that our 68 exhibitors had a great show.

We also have to thank everyone who attended the convention as a regular member. Without such support, our dealers would have no reason to come to PulpFest. Of course, thank you to all of the usual suspects who attend year after year. Thanks as well to all of those members who came to PulpFest for the first time or who returned after a few years’ absence. The convention’s attendance for 2019 was 430.

Planning is already well underway for PulpFest 2020 and the 49th convening of our summertime pulp con.  We’ll be setting our sights on Bradbury, BLACK MASK, and Brundage from August 6 – 9 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry in Mars, Pennsylvania. For good measure, we may add a touch of Brackett and Burroughs to the mix. As always, expect a terrific dealers’ room and superb programming.

To keep informed about PulpFest 2020,  please bookmark pulpfest.com or like our Facebook page. Over on Twitter, you’ll find tweets with our updates. You’ll also find selected posts on various newsgroups, including Pulpmags. And don’t forget about our Instagram page where we have been exploring “The Children of the Pulps.”

Wherever you look for PulpFest on the web, we’ll be sure to keep you informed of our plans.

(Designed by PulpFest’s advertising director, William Lampkin, our PulpFest 2020 post card features Margaret Brundage’s cover painting for the October 1933 issue of WEIRD TALES. Brundage’s work — one of the most iconic images ever created for “The Unique Magazine” — illustrates the first segment of Edmond Hamilton’s four-part serial, “The Vampire Master.” The novel features Hamilton’s psychic detective, Dr. John Dale.

“The Vampire Master” is one of four stories that Hamilton wrote under the pseudonym of Hugh Davidson. All were originally published by WEIRD TALES, and later reissued by Haffner Press in the collection THE VAMPIRE MASTER AND OTHER TALES OF HORROR.)

Last Minute Dealer Changes

Aug 12, 2019 by

We’d like to announce a few dealers who have joined PulpFest 2019 during early August.

HEROINEBURGH is a comic book and live-action video series based in Pittsburgh featuring all-original characters. They’ll be sharing a table at this year’s PulpFest with another local comic book creator, Marvin Wynn. The comics and video episodes of HEROINEBURGH are influenced by Silver Age and Bronze Age comics, nineties bad-girl aesthetics, and 50 years of TV shows and movies starring powerful and beautiful superheroines. It’s action, adventure, drama, romance, and plenty of camp, all in the finest spandex and capes. Check out their website to learn more about the courageous champions and vengeful villainesses of HEROINEBURGH. And please welcome this local creator to PulpFest.

Please welcome MARVIN WYNN— co-creator of THE EDGE — to his first PulpFest. A local comic book creator, Marvin will be sharing a table with HEROINEBURGH, a comic book and live-action video series also based in Pittsburgh. Wynn’s comic book — published by Short Fuse Media Group —  is a continuing series following genetically enhanced characters that debuted in 2012. Marvin’s co-creator is Phillipines-based artist Mark VuycanKiat. THE EDGE reached its ninth issue earlier this year and has gained a solid social media following.

At the same time, we regret to inform you that CHRISTOPHER RYAN — the author of the supernaturally tinged crime thrillers that feature NYPD detectives Mallory and Gunner and the prose adventures of ALEX SIMMONS’ award-winning character Blackjack — will not be able to attend our convention. He had a pressing deadline that forced him to cancel his appearance at this year’s PulpFest. We look forward to having Chris back in 2020 at your summertime PulpFest.

(THE EDGE #9, written by Marvin Wynn with art by Mark VuycanKiat, was released by Short Fuse Media Group in May 2019. You can pick up all the books in the series via the Short Fuse webpage or by attending PulpFest 2019.)

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Our PulpFest 2019 Dealers, Part Five

Jul 26, 2019 by

PulpFest is lauded for both its excellent programming and its very substantial dealers’ room.

Beginning on Thursday, August 15, the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry will be home to thousands of collectible pulp magazines and digests, vintage paperbacks, first edition hardcovers and series books, original art, B-movies and serials, collectible comic books, and more.

Who are we expecting at PulpFest 2019? For the last five days, we’ve been profiling our dealers, telling you a little bit about each of them to help you know them . . .

Pittsburgh’s DONALD E. SIMPSON is the cartoonist/creator of the comic books MEGATON MAN, BORDER WORLDS, and BIZARRE HEROES. Don has taught workshops in cartooning and figure drawing for a number of years, and earned a PhD from the University of Pittsburgh in History of Art and Architecture in 2013. He’ll be selling copies of his dark and visionary graphic novel, BORDER WORLDS, a nice Kong-themed print, and more at his table at PulpFest 2019. Catch him near the Meteor House corner of the room.

STEVEN SPILGER, out of of South Bend, Indiana, has been collecting and selling both Silver and Golden Age comics, pulps, books, fanzines and more for over thirty years. More recently, he’s added illustrative art to the mix. He calls his business, MR. POLYESTER BOOKS & COMICS. The name came from his college friends, who watched him wear the same polyester leisure suit for all of his college yearbook photos. Steven has been a regular PulpFest dealer and supporter for many years.

JOAB STIEGLITZ of Virginia is an avid tabletop role-playing game player and game master of the horror, espionage, fantasy, and science fiction genres. He will be selling copies of his highly regarded UTGARDA series at this year’s PulpFest. Joab’s series will appeal to pulp fans, H. P. Lovecraft readers, gamers, and horror movie fans in equal measure. Joab will be one of our “New Fictioneer” readers on Friday, August 16. In the meantime, check out Joab’s blog at Rantings of a Wandering Mind ~ The Writing Blog of Joab Stieglitz.

JONATHAN SWEET, a professional writer and editor, is the owner of BRICK PICKLE MEDIA, a bookseller and communications firm located in Chaska, Minnesota. This will be his third PulpFest. Although Jonathan sells a wide variety of books, he specializes in first editions and signed books, especially from small presses. Jonathan is also representing Airship 27 as an authorized agent at PulpFest and will be carrying a wide selection of their latest new pulp offerings. He’ll also have old paperbacks, pulp reprints and other pulp-related items. Joining him will be DAVID and JULES SWEET.

A pulp collector for about forty years, SHEILA VANDERBEEK is from Kalamazoo, Michigan. She’ll be bringing pulp magazines from all genres for sale or trade. Of course, the more she sells, the more she’ll be able to buy from the many fine dealers who will be attending PulpFest 2019.

RAY WALSH of the CURIOUS BOOK SHOP has been selling a broad array of paper collectibles – pulps, paperbacks, original artwork, collectible hardcovers, vintage comic books, and more — for nearly fifty years. Out of East Lansing, Michigan, Ray has been selling at PulpFest — and Pulpcon before it — for decades. We appreciate his long support and heartily recommend the convention he sponsors — Classicon — held each year in Lansing, Michigan.

TODD WARREN is a pulp and comic book collector who attended Pulpfest for the first time in 2017. Last year was his first as a dealer. He did so well that he added more tables to his PulpFest 2019 exhibit. He’s also bringing along ROSS WARREN to lend a hand. An Overstreet advisor, Todd will be offering vintage pulps, paperbacks, books, a few comic books, and lots of pulp enthusiasm!

JON WEHLER is a very personable dealer and collector who offers pulps, original art, and other paper collectibles. He’ll also have lots of vintage paperbacks from many different genres at PulpFest 2019. Based in Ohio, he exhibits at many book and paper shows throughout the Midwest. He often lends a hand during the PulpFest auctions. Did we mention that he’s a nice guy?

CHRISTOPHER MAFFEI of WELL-STACKED BOOKS comes to PulpFest 2019 out of Parkville, Maryland. A member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, Chris will be bringing vintage paperbacks, first-edition hardcovers and series books, art books, graphic novels and comics, and more to his first PulpFest. Please welcome him to the convention.

One of the many highlights from PulpFest 2018 was the art show featuring the work of illustrator MARK WHEATLEY. Inducted into The Overstreet Hall of Fame in July 2017, Mark Wheatley is a long-time Edgar Rice Burroughs fan and admirer of the work of Philip José Farmer. He’s also painted covers for Norvell W. Page’s THE SPIDER: SATAN’S MURDER MACHINES and AMAZON NIGHTS by Arthur O. Friel and, in collaboration with G. D. Falksen, created the book DOCTOR CTHULITTLEHow’s that for some top-notch pulp credentials. Please welcome Mark and his wife, CAROL, back for another PulpFest.

Author CHET WILLIAMSON is happy to return to PulpFest with his friend, Barry Traylor, the convention’s goodwill ambassador. In addition to his own books for sale at his table, Chet will have some nice condition pulp rarities for sale at this year’s convention. You’ll also get to talk with Chet at our Friday author signings, just outside the PulpFest dealers’ room.

Please welcome MARVIN WYNN— co-creator of THE EDGE — to his first PulpFest. A local comic book creator, Marvin will be sharing a table with HEROINEBURGH, a comic book and live-action video series also based in Pittsburgh. Wynn’s comic book — published by Short Fuse Media Group —  is a continuing series following genetically enhanced characters that debuted in 2012. Marvin’s co-creator is Phillipines-based artist Mark VuycanKiat. THE EDGE reached its ninth issue earlier this year and has gained a solid social media following.

BEN & TRACY ELLER are bringing WORLD OF STRANGE to PulpFest 2019. The Ellers create T-shirts featuring vintage comic book covers, science fiction motifs, Cthulhu-inspired artwork, and pulp magazine covers and other fantastic apparel. They’ve appeared at Dragon Con, Wonderfest, and other pop culture conventions over the last few years. Click here to check out the cool PLANET STORIES video from their website.

PulpFest is pleased to welcome back Chicago’s LARRY HALLOCK of YGOR’S BOOKS to this year’s convention. Specializing in out-of-print science fiction, fantasy, and horror fiction, Larry will be selling original art, paperbacks, hardcovers, digests, pulps, and other collectibles, including many signed items.

If you are a dealer or collector who would like to sell at PulpFest, please click the “Register” button just below the banner at the top of our home page. You can also email convention chairperson Jack Cullers at jack@pulpfest.com for further information about selling at the convention.

If you still need to book a room at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry — just north of Pennsylvania’s “Steel City,” please call 1-800-222-8733. Be sure to mention PulpFest in order to receive any convention special deals that may still be available.

We hope to see you at PulpFest 2019 where you’ll be able to meet in person the dozens of dealers that we’ve profiled over the last five days. You’ll also be able to enjoy our celebration of mystery, adventure, science fiction, and more. Our 2019 convention will focus on the many ways pulp fiction and pulp art have inspired and continue to inspire creators. We’re calling this year’s theme “Children of the Pulps and Other Stories,” an examination of the pervasive influence of pulp magazines on contemporary pop culture. Click the programming button just below our homepage banner to learn more.

(Here’s the last of our 2019 images designed for use on the Internet by PulpFest’s advertising director, William Lampkin. The artwork is by Norman Saunders. The painting originally illustrated H. G. Wells’ “The Time Machine,” reprinted by Popular Publications in the August 1950 issue of FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES.

Don Simpson’s King Kong art served as the cover for AMAZING HEROES #183, published by Fantagraphics in September 1990. In the early nineties, Simpson wrote and drew a six-issue graphic adaptation of Delos W. Lovelace’s 1932 novelization of the Merian C. Cooper and Edgar Wallace story for Fantagraphics’ Monster Comics. It was originally published in 1991 – 92. Simpson has called his KING KONG “the most poorly marketed comic book in history.”)

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Our PulpFest 2019 Dealers, Part Four

Jul 25, 2019 by

THE SPIDER (October 1941), artwork by Rafael DeSotoPulpFest is lauded for both its excellent programming and its very substantial dealers’ room.

Beginning on Thursday, August 15, the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry will be home to thousands of collectible pulp magazines and digests, vintage paperbacks, first edition hardcovers and series books, original art, B-movies and serials, collectible comic books, and more.

Who are we expecting at PulpFest 2019? For the next two days, we’ll be profiling our dealers, telling you a little bit about each of them to help you know them . . .

The author of over sixty novels and assorted books, WILL MURRAY will be selling copies from his various “The All-New Wild Adventures of . . .” series including DOC SAVAGE: MR. CALAMITY, THE SPIDER: THE DOOM LEGION, and KING KONG VS. TARZANExpect to see some of Will’s non-fiction books, as well. Of course, he’ll be glad to sign your purchases. Will publishes his books under the ADVENTURES IN BRONZE banner, in association with Altus Press. You’ll also get to meet Will at our Friday author signings, just outside the PulpFest dealers’ room. Additionally, he’ll be appearing as a “Contemporary Pulp: Writing Genre Fiction” panelist on Saturday afternoon.

PHIL NELSON is from Waverly, Ohio. He will be bringing an assortment of pulp magazines and new-condition Girasol Collectables pulp replicas. This very personable dealer will also have vintage paperbacks, comic books, and other collectibles. He’s a fan of NORTH-WEST STORIES and detective fiction.

Join us on Friday evening, August 16, for “The Key of Imagination: Pulp Television,” our sixtieth anniversary celebration of THE TWILIGHT ZONE. NICHOLAS PARISI will be discussing the creation and history of Rod Serling’s fantastic program and its relationship to the science fiction and fantasy pulps and digests. Before and after Nick’s presentation, stop by his table and pick up a copy of his excellent book, ROD SERLING: HIS LIFE, WORK, AND IMAGINATION. It’s the definitive book on the television great. You’ll also have an opportunity to meet Nick at our Saturday afternoon author signings, just outside the PulpFest dealers’ room.

TIM PAXTON of Grand Rapids, Michigan specializes in paperbacks and small-press, first-edition hardcovers, dealing mainly in high-grade science fiction, fantasy, and horror as well as mysteries and pulp-related material. Check out the TIM’S BOOKS website at AbeBooks.com.

Virginia dealer and collector CURT PHILLIPS returns to PulpFest with more material from the Ted White collection, plus even more rare pulps and books harvested from throughout the southern states.  His stock is heavy in science fiction, fantasy, hero, and detective and mystery pulps. Curt will also be bringing more vintage paperbacks and digests, plus some surprises. He’s currently taking want lists for material to bring to the convention as he has “several thousand books and magazines and can’t possibly bring them all.”  Email your want lists to Curt at absarka_prime@comcast.net.

A resident of Virginia, CRAIG POOLE has been attending pulp conventions for many years. He will have several pieces of vintage original cover art, representing a mix of genres, but with science fiction the main focus. Craig will have paperback cover art and, perhaps, a few digest or pulp cover paintings.

LAURIE POWERS will be selling copies of HIDDEN GHOSTS PULP WRITER: TWENTY YEARS IN THE AMERICAN GRUB STREETRIDING THE PULP TRAIL, all written by her grandfather, pulp author Paul S. Powers. She’ll also have books and ephemera from her grandfather’s estate. Laurie recently completed a biography of Daisy Bacon, editor of LOVE STORY MAGAZINE. QUEEN OF THE PULPS is currently available for pre-order through its publisher, McFarland & Company. Hailing from Virginia, Laurie was honored with our annual Munsey Award in 2016.

Recipient of the 2018 Horror Writers Association Specialty Press Award for outstanding horror, dark fantasy, and weird fiction, RAW DOG SCREAMING PRESSis dedicated to putting into print the highest quality literature from the fringe. Publishers JENNIFER BARNES & JOHN LAWSON are coming to PulpFest 2019 to celebrate sixteen years of publishing “fiction that “foams at the mouth.” In addition to selling their fine publications in our dealers’ room, Jennifer will be the hostess of the “Raw Dog Screaming Press Rapid-Fire Read & Sweet Sixteen Celebration” on Friday, August 16. On Saturday morning, join John at the “Dog Star Books Rapid-Fire Read & Sweet Sixteen Celebration.” Dog Star Books is the new Raw Dog Screaming Press imprint for Science Fiction Adventure titles.

Please welcome audio artist MARK REDFIELD of REDFIELD ARTS AUDIO to this year’s PulpFest. Mark is an actor, writer, artist and filmmaker. He’s also the publisher and editor of POE FOREVERMORE, a print magazine specializing in original horror, science fiction and mystery and detective short stories. Mark will have copies of his recent audiobooks including Mark Wheatley’s SONGS OF GIANTS: THE POETRY OF PULP, William Patrick Maynard’s THE TERROR OF FU MANCHU, and more. Sound designer, video editor, web designer and actress JENNIFER ROUSE will also be appearing at PulpFest 2019 Many thanks to Redfield Audio Arts for their very generous contribution for our 2019 hospitality suite.

PulpFest is very pleased to welcome DAVID & DANIEL RITTER of FIRST FANDOM EXPERIENCE to our 2019 convention. Publishers of the forthcoming THE VISUAL HISTORY OF SCIENCE FICTION FANDOM and more, First Fandom Experience seeks to honor, preserve and bring to life the experience of the pioneering fans who were instrumental in defining, driving, growing and supporting science fiction and fantasy in the 1930s and beyond. Please visit their exhibit in our dealers’ room to learn more about their plans. Many thanks to David and Daniel for their very generous contribution for our 2019 hospitality suite.

GARYN and VIRGINIA ROBERTS from northern Wisconsin will be bringing lots of good, fresh old treasures at bargain prices. They’ll have science fiction, mystery, and western pulps, young adult series books, Big Little Books, Golden and Silver Age comic books, pulp replicas, hardcovers, paperbacks, and more. Garyn is the winner of our 2013 Munsey Award.  On Friday evening, join Garyn and George Vanderburgh for “The Game’s Afoot: Sherlock Holmes and the Pulps.” Garyn will also be one of the panelists on “Farmer of the Pulps: A Harvest of Influences,” presented by FarmerCon XIV on Saturday, August 17.

CHRISTOPHER RYAN is the author of the supernaturally tinged crime thrillers that feature NYPD detectives Mallory and Gunner. He also writes the prose adventures of ALEX SIMMONS’ legendary and award-winning character Blackjack. You can hear Chris and Alex talk about books, comics, film, conventions, and other creative arts and pop culture topics on their weekly podcast, TELL THE DAMN STORY. A New York City school teacher, Chris will be selling at his second PulpFest. He’ll also be part of our popular “New Fictioneers” author readings on Saturday afternoon. This will be Alex Simmons first PulpFest.

A full-time proprietor of an antique toy shop by day and a mystery mavin by night, JOSEPH SAINE returns to PulpFest for another go-round. Hailing from northwest Ohio, among Joe’s treasures will be a variety of pulps, Big Little Books, quality paperbacks, radio premiums and some early character badges, and more. A professional auctioneer, Joe is one of the leading dealers of antique toys and toy soldiers in the Midwest. He’ll be helping us with our annual Saturday night auction. Prepare to be entertained.

If you are a dealer or collector who would like to sell at PulpFest, please click the “Register” button just below the banner at the top of our home page. You can also email convention chairperson Jack Cullers at jack@pulpfest.com for further information about selling at the convention.

If you still need to book a room at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry — just north of Pennsylvania’s “Steel City,” please call 1-800-222-8733. Be sure to mention PulpFest in order to receive any convention special deals that may still be available.

We’ll be profiling more of our PulpFest 2019 dealers through Friday, July 26. Please visit our site again tomorrow.

(Beginning on Thursday evening, August 15, and running through Sunday, August 18, PulpFest 2019 will celebrate the many ways that pulp fiction and pulp art have inspired creators such as Stan Lee:

“When I was about 10 years old, I used to read a pulp magazine called THE SPIDER and sub-titled ‘Master of Men.’ Perhaps it was the Master of Men that got me, but to my impressionable, preteen way of thinking, the Spider was the most dramatic character I had ever encountered. He ranked right up there with Doc Savage and the Shadow. Even better, he wasn’t as well known as the others, which gave me the warm feeling that his fans belonged to an elite club. At any rate, in searching for a title for our newest superhero, I remembered by old pulp favorite — and the title Spider-Man instantly hit me.”

The Spider has also inspired other creators over the years. One is PulpFest’s artistic director, William Lampkin, who created several PulpFest 2019 images for use exclusively through the Internet. Our lead image is based on Rafael DeSoto’s cover art for “Satan’s Seven Swordsmen,” published in the October 1941 number of Popular Publications’ pulp magazine, THE SPIDER.

Another artist inspired by Norvell Page’s The Spider is Joe DeVito. He painted the cover art for Will Murray’s Spider novel, THE DOOM LEGION. Published by Adventures in Bronze, in association with Altus Press, the story teams up The Spider, Operator 5, and the flying spy known as G-8.

We hope that you’ll join us at PulpFest 2019 for “Children of the Pulps and Other Stories,” an examination of the pervasive influence of pulps on contemporary pop culture.)

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Our PulpFest 2019 Dealers, Part Three

Jul 24, 2019 by

PulpFest is lauded for both its excellent programming and its very substantial dealers’ room.

Beginning on Thursday, August 15, the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry will be home to thousands of collectible pulp magazines and digests, vintage paperbacks, first edition hardcovers and series books, original art, B-movies and serials, collectible comic books, and more.

Who are we expecting at PulpFest 2019? For the next three days, we’ll be profiling our dealers, telling you a little bit about each of them to help you know them . . .

RICHARD MELI & JANET GEE will be representing HEARTWOOD BOOKS & ART at this year’s PulpFest. Richard is a member of the ABAA with more than twenty-five years experience in buying and selling vintage pulps, first editions, magazines, paperbacks, and other collectibles. Heartwood has more than 100,000 items available for sale, including the Robert Weinberg collection of rare pulps, digests, paperbacks and related ephemera, the Napa Valley collection of men’s adventure magazines, the Barry Levin collection, world-class Edgar Rice Burroughs material, and one-of-a-kind WEIRD TALES, Clark Ashton-Smith, and H. P. Lovecraft gems.

PAUL HERMAN is a Connecticut dealer and collector who exhibits at many pulp and paperback conventions. He offers a wide variety of material including pulps, paperbacks, and vintage digests. He is very strong in the mystery and detective fields, turning up many scarce items. Be sure to drop by Paul’s tables for a top-notch deal on some of the best collectibles around.

HEROINEBURGH is a comic book and live-action video series based in Pittsburgh featuring all-original characters. They’ll be sharing a table at this year’s PulpFest with another local comic book creator, Marvin Wynn. The comics and video episodes of HEROINEBURGH are influenced by Silver Age and Bronze Age comics, nineties bad-girl aesthetics, and 50 years of TV shows and movies starring powerful and beautiful superheroines. It’s action, adventure, drama, romance, and plenty of camp, all in the finest spandex and capes. Check out their website to learn more about the courageous champions and vengeful villainesses of HEROINEBURGH. And please welcome this local creator to PulpFest.

MARK HICKMAN, an Ohio dealer, will be offering a variety of science-fiction magazines and hero pulps, as well as comic books and original artwork from the pulps, comics, digests, and paperbacks. Mark will also be selling copies of THE COLLECTED PULP ERA, a two-volume set reprinting the complete run of his father Lynn Hickman’s classic fanzine. Both volumes are very highly recommended.

2018 Munsey Award winner WILLIAM LAMPKIN is the advertising director for PulpFest as well as the editor and designer of THE PULPSTER, the convention’s award-winning program book. Bill will have a tempting selection of pulp fanzines and other collectibles for sale at his table.

KURT MCCOY is a West Virginia writer with a lifelong fascination for monsters, ghost stories, and folklore. He’s the author of THE WEREWOLF’S HEART — a sequel to the very first werewolf film ever made — MONSTER BEACH PARTY, and more. A 2019 nominee for a Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards, Kurt will be exhibiting at PulpFest 2019 with fellow writer BRAD BRADDOCK. Brad is the award-winning author of MEMOIRS OF MURDER, a prequel to the 1932 film classic, WHITE ZOMBIE. It has been praised by Bela Lugosi scholars and fans of classic horror alike. His other published works include fiction and non-fiction based on folklore, history, and horror. Check them out: their writing is sometimes serious, sometimes quirky, but always fun!

One of our very first supporters when PulpFest came to Mars, Pennsylvania was TODD McDEVITT of NEW DIMENSION COMICS. Owned by Todd since 1986, New Dimension Comics has six stores in the Pittsburgh region, including one just 2.5 miles away from Pulpfest.  Please visit the store while you are in town. It’s at 20550 Route 19, Cranberry Township, PA 16066.  Todd will be bringing some his dealer buddies to convention, offering our members some vintage treats for the first time.

JOHN McMAHAN sells collectibles on ebay as mybckpages. He comes to us from Oklahoma, where he has long been active as a fan and dealer. At PulpFest 2019, he’ll be selling pulps, books, comics, original art, movie posters, and more. John will also have copies of HARD-BOILED CHRISTMAS STORIES, the anthology he edited with 2006 Lamont Award winner JOHN WOOLEY. The latter will be available for book signings at our main entrance on Saturday afternoon.

PETER MACUGA will be selling at PulpFest for the second year in a row. He will be bringing many boxes of pulps and books to sell, including early issues of ASTOUNDING STORIES, up through the 1948 numbers. Peter will also have collectible hardcovers from Gnome Press and other publishers.

From Buffalo, New York, BILL MANN returns as a dealer to PulpFest. One of the founders and a former editor at Age of Aces Books, Bill will be selling a variety of aviation pulps and books.

Collecting since the early days of pulp fandom, legend has it that WALKER MARTIN has owned practically every pulp at least once! A resident of New Jersey, he’ll be selling a variety of pulp magazines, DVD’S, original artwork, and one-of-a-kind canceled checks from the files of Munsey and Popular Publications. Walker contributes a regular column on pulp collecting to Steve Lewis’ Mystery*File blog.

WILLIAM PATRICK MAYNARD is the assisting marketing director for PulpFest. He is the author of the first authorized Fu Manchu thrillers in over thirty years. He will sign and sell copies of his books, but also brings a large selection of pulp titles from his own collection to sell. In addition to manning a table in our dealers’ room, Bill will be hosting our ” Fu Manchu Film Festival” and its encore presentations, performing an author reading on Friday afternoon, and moderating our Saturday panel on “Contemporary Pulp: Writing Genre Fiction.” He’ll have a rather busy convention.

Leading Philip José Farmer publisher METEOR HOUSE will be releasing its newest title at PulpFest 2019.  Pick up your copy of the first hardcover publication of the science fiction Grand Master’s GREATHEART SILVER AND OTHER PULP HEROES, a collection of six stories inspired by the author’s life-long love affair with the pulps. MICHAEL CROTEAU and PAUL SPITERI will also be selling items from the author’s estate and works created by attendees of FarmerCon, returning to PulpFest for the ninth consecutive year.

ED HULSE of MURANIA PRESS will be reviving his much admired pulp journal, BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER. He’ll have a brand new issue at PulpFest 2019, available in a smaller format and at a cheaper price, but with the same exceptional quality. The first issue will feature articles by Will Murray, David Saunders, Rick Lai, David Kalb, and Ed Hulse, himself.  He’ll also have all ten volumes of the terrific Murania Press series, “Forgotten Classics of Pulp Fiction,” as well as William Corcoran’s THE PURPLE EYE, the template for countless hero pulp stories of the 1930s, and more. And don’t forget about Ed’s presentation on Friday evening: “Hollywood Pulp — From Pulp Page to the Silver Screen.”

If you are a dealer or collector who would like to sell at PulpFest, please click the “Register” button just below the banner at the top of our home page. You can also email convention chairperson Jack Cullers at jack@pulpfest.com for further information about selling at the convention.

If you still need to book a room at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry — just north of Pennsylvania’s “Steel City,” please call 1-800-222-8733. Be sure to mention PulpFest in order to receive any convention special deals that may still be available.

We’ll be profiling more of our PulpFest 2019 dealers through Friday, July 26. Please visit our site again tomorrow.

(PulpFest’s artistic director, William Lampkin, not only designed our PulpFest 2019 post card — that has been distributed at various conventions and book fairs, as well as through book stores and comic shops over the last year — he also created several PulpFest 2019 images for use exclusively through the Internet. Our lead image is based on George Rozen’s cover art for “Black Hush,” published in the August 1, 1933 number of THE SHADOW MAGAZINE.

Philip José Farmer had a life-long love affair with the pulps that he read as a boy. They influenced nearly everything he wrote, but in the 1970s he paid special tribute to them with several stories. GREATHEART SILVER AND OTHER PULP HEROES collects these stories for the first time in hardcover. To be released at PulpFest 2019, the book — published by Meteor House — features jacket art by Keith Howell.)

 

 

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Our PulpFest 2019 Dealers, Part Two

Jul 23, 2019 by

PulpFest is lauded for both its excellent programming and its very substantial dealers’ room.

Beginning on Thursday, August 15, the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry will be home to thousands of collectible pulp magazines and digests, vintage paperbacks, first edition hardcovers and series books, original art, B-movies and serials, collectible comic books, and more.

Who are we expecting at PulpFest 2019? For the next four days, we’ll be profiling our dealers, telling you a little bit about each of them to help you know them . . .

Not only is he the boss of PulpFest, Chairman JACK CULLERS is the person to see if you’re looking for pulps and out-of-print paperbacks, collectible fanzines, pulp reprints or hardbound fiction and non-fiction. Find your way to Jack’s table and you’ll be treated to a wide variety of such material at very reasonable prices. You may just come across something you’ve been questing after for years. Jack and his wife Sally were the winners of our Rusty Award in 2012

DEARLY DEPARTED BOOKS of Alliance, Ohio is a brick & mortar shop open by chance or appointment. It primarily sells via the Internet. Established in 1978 by SCOTT and LINDA EDWARDS, this loyal PulpFest dealer offers a large stock of mystery, science fiction, horror, fantasy, vintage paperbacks, first editions, pulp magazines, and related ephemera. This year, they’ll be selling pulps, paperbacks, hardbound first editions, Big Little Books, and a selection of the late Gordon Huber’s collection of Chelsea House books in dust jackets. Dearly Departed Books will also have for sale a notebook that contains fourteen cover proofs and 160 slides — all by Ralph DeSoto with a letter of authentication — that once belonged to Fred Cook.

BOB DEIS and WYATT DOYLE are the editors and publishers of THE MEN’S ADVENTURE LIBRARY book series. It collects classic stories and artwork from men’s adventure magazines magazines published in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. They’ll be selling copies of their books, published by New Texture. For more information, please visit Bob’s Men’s Adventure Magazines blog at MensPulpMags.com and New Texture’s website, NewTexture.com. Bob and Wyatt will also be discussing “ARGOSYADVENTURE and BLUE BOOK — The Men’s Adventure Pulps” on Friday evening at PulpFest 2019.

Find author WIN SCOTT ECKERT at the Meteor House table. He’ll be selling copies of his latest book, HUNT THE AVENGER, recently published by Moonstone Books. Win will also have various other books featuring his tales of popular characters such as Zorro, Pat Wildman, The Phantom, The Lone Ranger, The Green Hornet, Honey West, T.H.E. Cat, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Hareton Ironcastle, Captain Midnight, The Green Ghost, Sexton Blake, The Domino Lady, Doc Ardan, and Sherlock HolmesFind him online at winscotteckert.com or on Twitter @woldnewton. On August 17, Win will be part of our “Contemporary Pulp: Writing Genre Fiction” presentation and one of the panelists on “Farmer of the Pulps: A Harvest of Influences,” presented by FarmerCon XIV. He will also be part of our author signings on Friday afternoon.

DOUG ELLIS & DEB FULTON, two of the founders of the Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention, will be offering a wide selection of general fiction, science-fiction, Burroughs, and other pulps as well as original art and other collectibles at this year’s PulpFest. Stop by their tables and you’re bound to find something that you can’t do without!

ROBIN and BRENDAN FAULKNER have been in the popular culture business for over twenty-five years. Located in Danbury, Connecticut, R & B ENTERPRISES will be selling a wide selection of pulps, vintage magazines, movie and television classics, paperbacks, digests, and related material at this year’s PulpFest. Please visit their website to learn more about what they have to offer.

Please welcome JIM DYER of FENHAM PUBLISHING to his first PulpFest. A small independent publishing house located in Narragansett, Rhode Island, Fenham Publishing was established in 2000 by Jim, the grandson of C. M. Eddy, Jr. Mr. Eddy was an author of short stories from the pulp magazine era of the 1920’s, most notably WEIRD TALES. Perhaps his best known work is “The Loved Dead,” published in the May, June, July 1924 number of “The Unique Magazine.” C. M. was a confidant and friend to both H. P. Lovecraft and Houdini during The Roaring Twenties.

JOHN BRUENING of FLINCH BOOKSpublishes “in-your-face pulp-style adventure fiction,” will be on hand with his latest book, THE MIDNIGHT GUARDIAN: ANNIHILATION MACHINE.  He’ll also have copies of Flinch anthologies QUEST FOR THE SPACE GODS: THE CHRONICLES OF CONRAD VON HONIG, RESTLESS: AN ANTHOLOGY OF MUMMY HORROR, BIG TOP TALES: SIX NEW STORIES OF CIRCUS ADVENTURE, and SOMETHING STRANGE IS GOING ON: NEW TALES FROM THE FLETCHER HANKS UNIVERSE. Be sure to attend our special Flinch Books spotlight on Saturday to hear John discuss his adventures in self-publishing, creation of all things Flinch, and his great love for pulp in general. John will also be part of our “Contemporary Pulp: Writing Genre Fiction” on August 17. Unfortunately, John’s Flinch partner, JIM BEARD, will not be able to attend this year’s PulpFest.

Stop by and visit with BOB FLOWERS of central Illinois. His mountain man son, JAMES FLOWERS, will be along to help (and to buy vintage Marvel comic books). These good-natured collectors and dealers usually have a little bit of everything. The Flowers sell pulps, paperbacks, fanzines, and more. You’ll find offerings from a wide range of genres – hero, detective, adventure, science fiction, and western — all reasonably priced. Shop with Bob and James for good, honest deals.

R. DAVID FULCHER is an author of poetry, science fiction, fantasy, and horror fiction. His books include BLOOD SPIDERS AND DARK MOON, THE CEMETERY OF HEARTS, THE LIGHTHOUSE AT MONTAUK POINT AND OTHER STORIES, THE MOVIES THAT MAKE YOU SCREAM!, and TRAINS TO NOWHERE AND OTHER STORIES OF WORLD WAR II. His work has also appeared in numerous small press publications. R. David’s major literary influences include H. P. Lovecraft, Dean Koontz, Edgar Allan Poe, Fritz Leiber, and Stephen King. Along with his wife, LISA FULCHER, R. David is the editor of the small press magazine SAMSARA, which has showcased the work of writers and poets for over a decade. The Fulchers come to us from Virginia.

Scouring flea markets and antique shows up and down the East Coast, RICK HALL rescues pulps from the bottoms of musty old boxes for the collections of his fellows in the pulp community. Focusing primarily on pulp magazines, Rick adds fanzines and general magazines with “good authors” to the mix. You may find just what you’ve been looking for among Rick’s “found” treasures.

SCOTT HARTSHORN is an outgoing, Florida-based collector and dealer. He will be offering a selection of pulps, books by Robert E. Howard and Edgar Rice Burroughs, mystery and detective paperbacks, and science-fiction, fantasy, and pulp art. Scott is also planning to have a few collectible surprises as he returns to Pittsburgh for another PulpFest.

JOHN HAUSER is a resident of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Over the years, he has brought to market two pedigree collections of comics — The Green River and The Curator collections — and has sold other fine collections on consignment. With the passing of Ron Killian of Milwaukee’s The Turning Page, John is selling Killian’s massive collection of pulps and books. John’s appearance at PulpFest 2019 will provide another opportunity for the public to buy part of Ron Killian’s terrific collection.

If you are a dealer or collector who would like to sell at PulpFest, please click the “Register” button just below the banner at the top of our home page. You can also email convention chairperson Jack Cullers at jack@pulpfest.com for further information about selling at the convention.

If you still need to book a room at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry — just north of Pennsylvania’s “Steel City,” please call 1-800-222-8733. Be sure to mention PulpFest in order to receive any convention special deals that may still be available.

We’ll be profiling more of our PulpFest 2019 dealers through Friday, July 26. Please visit our site again tomorrow.

(Designed by PulpFest’s artistic director, William Lampkin, the back of our PulpFest 2019 post card features the work of H. J. Ward. His painting of the “Man of Steel” originally hung in the office of Harry Donenfeld, president of DC Comics during its early history. The painting was commissioned to promote the Superman radio show that went on the air in 1940.

John Bruening debuted THE MIDNIGHT GUARDIAN: HOUR OF DARKNESS to great acclaim in 2016. Inspired by the great pulp heroes of the past, John’s first novel has been called “pulp world-building at is high-octane finest!” Be sure to visit Flinch Books at PulpFest 2019 to grab a copy of John’s sequel to that fine book — THE MIDNIGHT GUARDIAN: ANNIHILATION MACHINE. It features cover art by Douglas Klauba and Thomas Gianni.)

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Our PulpFest 2019 Dealers, Part One

Jul 22, 2019 by

PulpFest is lauded for both its excellent programming and its very substantial dealers’ room.

Beginning on Thursday, August 15, the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry will be home to thousands of collectible pulp magazines and digests, vintage paperbacks, first edition hardcovers and series books, original art, B-movies and serials, collectible comic books, and more.

Who are we expecting at PulpFest 2019? For the next five days, we’ll be profiling our dealers, telling you a little bit about each of them to help you know them . . .

JOHN and MAUREEN GUNNISON of ADVENTURE HOUSE will be offering their usual extensive stock of pulp magazines as well as HIGH ADVENTUREG-8 AND HIS BATTLE ACES, and the many pulp replicas and collections he has published under the Adventure House banner. John will also be our lead auctioneer during this year’s auction, taking place on August 17. To learn more about Adventure House, please visit www.adventurehouse.com/.

Since 2007, AGE OF ACES BOOKS has been offering high-quality, affordably-priced reprints of classic pulp aviation stories. CHRIS and DAVID KALB have scoured hundreds of issues of titles like DARE-DEVIL ACESBATTLE BIRDSFLYING ACES, and SKY FIGHTERS to present to a modern audience the most thrilling air stories featuring the most unforgettable forgotten heroes — Captain Philip Strange, Smoke Wade, The Red Falcon, The Three Mosquitoes, and others! Crack open one of their many volumes and journey back to an AGE OF ACES! You can learn more by visiting their website at ageofaces.net.

JIM & WALTER ALBERT are brothers from Arkansas and Pennsylvania respectively. They’ve been collecting for years and selling at PulpFest since the very beginning. Stop by their tables for an excellent selection of pulps, paperbacks, hardcovers, fanzines, and much more. You’re bound to find excellent values on some terrific items from Jim and Walter. You probably won’t leave empty handed.

Chicago’s MARK ALVARADO, a longtime collector of books and pulp magazines, will once again be exhibiting at PulpFest. He’s hoping to dig out something super exciting to bring along to the con. If he finds something, you’ll be the first to know. Please stay tuned and welcome Mark back to the summertime Pulp Con!

BATTERED SILICON DISPATCH BOX is a specialty publisher based in Ontario, Canada with GEORGE VANDERBURGH at the tiller. George has released over 600 books, including a wide variety of detective fiction and Sherlock Holmes scholarship, as well as his LOST TREASURES OF THE PULPS series that reprints many highly regarded pulp classics. You can learn more about George and his dispatch box by visiting batteredbox.com/. On Friday evening, join George and Garyn Roberts for “The Game’s Afoot: Sherlock Holmes and the Pulps.”

PulpFest 2019 welcome BELT PUBLISHING to their first PulpFest. According to marketing director MARTHA BAYNE, Belt is a small, independent press founded in Cleveland in 2013 as a platform for new and influential voices from the Rust Belt and Midwest. Their Belt Revivals imprint brings back influential works — including that by pioneer female science fiction writer Clare Winger Harris — from the past to illuminate the present and inform our future.

BOLD VENTURE PRESS is a heroic little publishing company, rolling out quality editions of new and classic pulp fiction. Their scope spans many genres — mystery, science fiction, horror, western, romance and humor. Stop by their table to check out their publications and say hello to AUDREY PARENTE, an award-winning, retired newspaper reporter, and RICH HARVEY, founder of the company and one of our nominees for the 2019 Munsey Award. Rich will also be saluting “A Century of Zorro” during our evening programming on Thursday, August 15.

PulpFest 2019 welcomes MICHAEL BRENNER of BRENNER’S COLLECTABLE BOOKS to his first PulpFest. Michael specializes in science fiction and mystery books, signed first editions, vintage paperbacks, books into film, and more. He has been buying, selling and passionately collecting books for over thirty years. Michael is a member of the ABAA, ILAB, and IOBA.

THE BURROUGHS BIBLIOPHILES is a nonprofit literary society devoted to studying and promoting interest in the works, creations, and life of Edgar Rice Burroughs. The members of the organization will be represented at this year’s PulpFest by Treasurer HENRY G. FRANKE, III  — who also serves as the editor of THE BURROUGH BULLETIN and THE GRIDLEY WAVE — and GARY BUCKINGHAM. The Burroughs Bibliophiles will also be sponsoring our 2019 art show, “The Art of Edgar Rice Burroughs” near the convention’s hospitality suite. To learn more about this fine organization, please visit burroughsbibliophiles.com/.

MIKE CARBONARO — the founder of New York City’s Big Apple Comic Con — will be representing HEROES & GAMES of Columbus, Ohio at this year’s PulpFest. We’re looking forward to seeing Mike at this year’s confab.

Author CHRISTOPHER PAUL CAREY will be located near his friends from Meteor House. Now Director of Publishing at Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., he will have copies of the brand-new, first hardcover edition of TARZAN AND THE VALLEY OF GOLD by Fritz Leiber on hand, as well as his own 2018 books, SWORDS AGAINST THE MOON MEN and THE GRANDEST ADVENTURE: WRITINGS ON PHILIP JOSÉ FARMER. Christopher is the author or coauthor of several works set in Philip José Farmer’s Khokarsa series. He will also be moderating a panel on the Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe on Friday and appearing as a “Contemporary Pulp: Writing Genre Fiction” panelist on Saturday.

The Fayatteville Comic Con has called GENE CARPENTER a legendary comic book dealer. As ALL AMERICAN COMICS AND COLLECTIBLES, Gene has been setting up at comic book conventions for over forty years and is one of the nicest guys around. He has no website or facebook page, but does have an incredible selection of golden age and silver age comics, high-grade pulp magazines, paperbacks, and Big Little Books. Gene comes to us from Maryland.

A dealer since 1976, NICK CERTO always manages to unearth lots of rare and desirable items. A resident of Newburgh, New York, he brings choice selections of pulps and related items — including original artwork — to the conventions where he exhibits. Be sure to stop by his table. In the meantime, please visit the Nicholas J. Certo website at AbeBooks.com.

Our 2010 Munsey Award winner, MIKE CHOMKO, will be representing Altus Press, Stark House Press, and other small publishers at PulpFest 2019. He’ll be premiering various titles from these publishers and have a selection of other materials. To learn more about the many books that he carries, please visit the Mike Chomko Books website and download a copy of his latest catalog. Mike is also the marketing and programming director for PulpFest.

If you are a dealer or collector who would like to sell at PulpFest, please click the “Register” button just below the banner at the top of our home page. You can also email convention chairperson Jack Cullers at jack@pulpfest.com for further information about selling at the convention.

If you still need to book a room at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry — just north of Pennsylvania’s “Steel City,” please call 1-800-222-8733. Be sure to mention PulpFest in order to receive any convention special deals that may still be available.

We’ll be profiling more of our PulpFest 2019 dealers through Friday, July 26. Please visit our site again tomorrow.

(Designed by PulpFest’s artistic director, William Lampkin, our PulpFest 2019 post card features the work of artist Walter Baumhofer. His painting was originally used as the cover for the March 1933 number of Street & Smith’s DOC SAVAGE MAGAZINE.

Christopher Paul Carey’s SWORDS AGAINST THE MOON MEN is a sequel to Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic science fantasy novels THE MOON MAID and THE MOON MEN. Published by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., it features cover art by Chris Peuler and interior illustrations by Mark Wheatley. It is volume 6 in the “Wild Adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs” series.)

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Selling at PulpFest 2019

Jan 21, 2019 by

Are you interested in selling at PulpFest 2019? If your specialty is pulp magazines, genre fiction, vintage paperbacks, first edition hardcovers, original art, series books, dime novels, men’s adventure, true crime, digest, or slick magazines, Big Little Books, B-movies, serials and related collectibles, old-time-radio shows, or Golden, Silver, or Bronze Age comic books, then PulpFest is for you.

The people who attend PulpFest are vintage pop culture enthusiasts and lovers of genre fiction and art. So it’s a great place to sell science-fiction, mystery and detective fiction, adventure or western fiction, original artwork, and more. And it doesn’t have to be old! Publishers such as Adventures in BronzeAge of Aces, and Murania Press do well selling their pulp reprints and related materials. So do resellers such as Mike Chomko, Books and Martin Grams. Authors and new pulp publishers such as William Patrick MaynardFlinch Books, and Meteor House have found PulpFest to be a great event to market today’s genre fiction.

The exhibition hall at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry will enable PulpFest 2019 to have over 100 six-foot tables in its dealers’ room. Wall tables — which are limited — will cost $100 and island tables will be $90. Dealers and their helpers will also be required to purchase full weekend memberships. Advance memberships cost $35 – 40. You can click here to download the convention’s 2019 member registration form. For additional information about registration, please click the “register” button below the PulpFest banner at the top of our home page.

To book a room at the DoubleTree by Hilton, please click the button that reads “Book a Room.” It’s just below the PulpFest banner at the top of the convention’s home page. Two complimentary breakfast coupons are included in our hotel’s nightly rate as well as free wifi. Parking is free. Rest assured, PulpFest is very appreciative of all the dealers who help to reduce the convention’s substantial costs by staying at the DoubleTree.

Our dealers’ room will be open at 10 AM on Friday and Saturday, August 16 – 17, and remain open until 4:45 PM. It will also be open on Sunday, August 18, from 9 AM until 2 PM. And don’t forget about our early-bird shopping hours on Thursday evening, August 15, from 4 to 8 PM. Dedicated fans of popular culture will be there to enjoy an extra four hours of shopping.

The convention will be promoted through Internet advertising and post-card giveaways at book and comic shops, collectibles events, and other venues. PulpFest will also be advertising in ALTER EGOPAPERBACK PARADE, and other periodicals.

Later this year, we’ll be writing about all of the dealers who will be selling at PulpFest 2019. Our marketing and programming director, Mike Chomko, will be putting these posts together and releasing them through our home page and social media sites.

So what are you waiting for? Start planning now to attend PulpFest 2019 as a dealer and sell to hundreds of pulp fiction fans at the pop-culture center of the universe!

We look forward to seeing you from August 15 – 18 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry, just nineteen miles north of Pittsburgh in Mars, Pennsylvania. Please join us at PulpFest 2019 — “Summer’s AMAZING Pulp Con” — where your sales will simply be FANTASTIC!

(If you have a display rack and a nice run of pulps for sale, why not create a modern day newsstand such as the one pictured in our post? It’s a photograph of a St. Louis newsstand , circa January 1939. Featured are pulp magazines and comic books dated February and March 1939. Many thanks to The Pulp.Net for sharing the photo from their wonderful photo gallery.

We’ll be exploring the profound effect of the pulps on popular culture across the globe at this year’s PulpFest. The fiction and art of the pulps reverberated through a wide variety of mediums — comic books, movies, paperbacks and genre fiction, television, men’s adventure magazines, radio drama, and even video, anime, and role-playing games. Please join us at PulpFest 2019 for “Children of the Pulps and Other Stories.”

For more information on selling at PulpFest, please contact Jack Cullers at jack@pulpfest.com or by regular mail at 1272 Cheatham Way, Bellbrook, OH 45305.)

Thanks for Making PulpFest 2018 a Great Success!

Aug 6, 2018 by

Thanks to everyone who made PulpFest 2018 a resounding success. The PulpFest organizing committee is extremely pleased with the tremendous support that we received from everyone.

Of course we want to thank our regular dealers who have been backing us since we mounted the first PulpFest in 2009. We are also happy about the dealers who were attending the convention for the first time or who were returning after being away for a few years. We hope that our more than sixty exhibitors had a great show.

We also have to thank all of you who attended the convention as regular members. Without your support, our dealers would have no reason to come to PulpFest. Of course, thank you to all of the usual suspects who attend year after year. Thanks as well to all of those members who came to PulpFest for the first time or who returned after a few years’ absence. The convention’s attendance for this year was 370.

We hope that you’ll all be back next year for PulpFest 2019 and the 48th convening of “Summer’s Great Pulp Con.” Your PulpFest organizing committee is already starting to plan for our next convention. As always, expect a terrific dealers’ room and superb programming.

To keep informed about PulpFest 2019, please bookmark http://www.pulpfest.com/ and visit often. News about the convention can also be found on the PulpFest Facebook site at http://www.facebook.com/PulpFest. And for those who prefer their news short and sweet, follow our Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/pulpfest. Wherever you look for PulpFest on the web, we’ll be sure to keep you informed of our plans.

(Designed by PulpFest’s artistic director, William Lampkin, our PulpFest 2018 post card featured the work of artist Mel Hunter. His painting was originally used as the cover to the May 1960 number of THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION. Philip José Farmer’s “Open to Me, My Sister” was on the issue’s cover. We celebrated the centennial of Farmer’s birth at this year’s PulpFest.)